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Repairs continue at Great Falls fire station

Posted at 2:25 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 20:02:08-04

GREAT FALLS — Great Falls Fire Rescue officials say even with one of their four stations closed for construction, crews are still able to answer calls.

Chief Steve Hester says all calls they have responded to related to flu-like symptoms have not been critical, but crews are prepared if more coronavirus cases in the area come up.

Even with firefighters ready to help with any potential COVID-19 outbreak, Hester says repairs at station four have been delayed.

The original project in the Fox Farm neighborhood focused on replacing sewer main lines, but crews found the station's branch lines also needed to be torn out and replaced.

Fire officials and the contractor are now working to get a change order approved by city commissioners to use money from the general fund so repairs can continue.

Hester estimates the total project will cost more than $200,000, but said they were looking to focus on the basics for now to get the building back open.

There was no current cost projection for replacing the branch lines.

Hester hopes to hear back from City Commission by next month.